As VIOLETTA in LA TRAVIATA
… Laura Pedersen, a soprano who has been singing in Germany… made an impressive local debut as Violetta. Her voice projected strongly with good pitch, clear diction and lovely intonation, weather in a bouncy “Sempre Libera” sung when Violetta seems to have her whole life ahead of her, or in final scenes when even the joy of seeing Alfredo again can’t revive her.
Whitney Smith, Indianapolis Star
Laura Pedersen made her debut with the company a memorable one as she sang and acted the difficult leading role of Violetta superbly. Violetta commands the stage, and it’s definitely her show. Pedersen ably presented a strong-willed VIoletta and won the audience easily with her performance..
Charles Epstein, The Jewish Post
Making her IO debut, soprano Laura Pedersen sang a well-burnished Violetta… She dominated all four acts, but especially defined herself in the familiar “Sempre Libera,” which closes Act I.
Tom Aldridge, Nuvo
Laura Pedersen made her Indianapolis debut as Violetta. Attractively slim in the first act, with a touch of white on her face she was believably consumptive in the final act. And she sang like an angel, whether standing, sitting on the floor, or dying on a couch.
Bill Liston NPR, Indiana Public Radio
… Laura Pedersen, a soprano with a focused glowing voice, was vibrant as Violetta.
Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer
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